Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has opened up about some "very special" moments in the upcoming third season.
The Netflix series, in which he plays fan-favourite character Eric Effiong, is known for its diverse cast and storylines, and Ncuti has revealed the scenes where Eric's culture was celebrated were among his favourite moments.
"I can't talk about it too much," Nucti said, peaking to Digital Spy and other press ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards. "This season, Eric returns back to his culture a lot more and I think those scenes were very special, just having a set where the majority of people were Black.
"And it was really great and really powerful, and represented Eric's culture and his family. Those are always quite profound moments."
He admitted that it "feels good" that he gets to play a character that doesn't usually get represented on such a big show.
"Season one, there's a scene where he goes to prom in a full African outfit and a Gele, a Nigerian headdress, and I was like, 'Wow, I'm on a Netflix set, a big set, representing a culture that doesn't normally get represented, representing a character that doesn't normally get represented. This feels good.'
"So any time he returns back to his culture, or is with Otis (Asa Butterfield), those are the favourite scenes of mine."
Ncuti also recently revealed that joining the show led to a "disgusting" revelation.
The Virgin Media BAFTA Television Awards air on Sunday (June 6) at 7pm on BBC One. Sex Education seasons 1 and 2 are available on Netflix now.
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